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Jennifer Choi

Jennifer Choi

violin

​Hailed by Time Out New York as “passionate,” and “one of New York’s most reliably adventurous performers”, “a leading New York new-music violinist that plays with fiery authority” (Boston Globe), violinist Jennifer Choi has charted a career that breaks through the conventional boundaries of solo violin, chamber music, and the art of creative improvisation. Regularly sighted in performances of solo works that stretch the limits of violin playing—often calling for extended techniques, improvisation, and the use of electronics—in 2006 she received a grant from the New York State Music Fund for the premiere and performances of Holding Fast for violin and video, written for her by Randall Woolf. She has premiered numerous works by John Zorn, includingLe Momo, Amour Fou, and Goetia, the U.S. premieres of Jacob ter Veldhuis’ Capriccio and Helmut Lachenmann’s Toccatina. She can be heard on over a dozen albums for the TZADIK record label in compositions by Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Wadada Leo Smith, and the Susie Ibarra Trio, as well as on her solo album VIOLECTRICA - Works for Solo Violin and Electronics. A prominent chamber musician, Jennifer was former violinist of the Miró String Quartet. With her involvement, the group won Grand Prize at the 1996 Fischoff and Coleman chamber music competitions. Since then, she has performed for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ravinia Festival, Barge Music, and Caramoor Music. Currently, Jennifer performs regularly with ETHEL, Classical Jam, and the Either/Or ensemble. As an improviser, Jennifer has performed extensively in Europe and North America alongside Susie Ibarra, Craig Taborn, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, and Erik Friedlander, and has received praise for her “spectacular, virtuosic play” (Seattle Weekly).